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virginia, in kuwait, just south of iraq, and assigned them a primary mission of convoy security. >> the mission of our platoon is to secure military and non- military elements to go into iraq. we pick them up in kuwait, and we escort them to their destination within the theater of iraq. all right, so here we are getting ready to cross the border. leaving the wire. wherever that equipment- personnel need to go, that's where we take it. today, we are taking a convoy of tankers. the surge has brought so many forces and so much equipment back into the theater. >> voodoo seven, this is three, over. >> it takes a lot to get it to where it needs to be. >> roger, on out. looks like there's a southbound convoy coming down, over. >> scranton: the convoy missions that bad voodoo leads take them all over iraq, all the way from kuwait up towards the turkish border. they can be on the road for weeks at a time. >> go ahead and pick up convoy speed to four, five, copy. >> scranton: for combat infantrymen like these, being stuck in vehicles was frustrating. >> a lot of our guys don't like this mission.
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